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Monday, May 23, 2022



Turkey’s plan to draw refugees back to Syria: Homes for 1 Million

May 05, 2022 10:04 am

As the anger has grown, Turkish social media has lit up with furious posts about foreigners flying their flags in Turkish cities, enjoying themselves while Turks struggle to make ends meet and changing the cultural fabric of Turkish communities.

Syria's Assad visits UAE, first trip to Arab state since war began

March 19, 2022 12:53 pm

The visit drew a sharp rebuke from Washington, with the State Department saying it was "profoundly disappointed and troubled" by what it called an apparent attempt to legitimise Assad.

Conflict and climate change ravage Syria’s agricultural heartland

February 21, 2022 10:23 am

This semiautonomous breakaway region in northeastern Syria, desperate for cash and stable relations with Damascus, still sells much of its wheat crop to the Syrian government, leaving little for its own population.

Conflict and climate change ravage Syria’s agricultural heartland

February 20, 2022 12:32 pm

In northeast Syria, the country’s historic breadbasket, the drought's effects have been compounded by more than a decade of war, a devastated economy, damaged infrastructure and increasing poverty.

Hardship deepens amidst Syria's frozen conflict

February 13, 2022 4:50 pm

Today, the "martyrs salary" - given to families of people who have died for Damascus in the 11-year long war - barely pays for her diabetes medicine.

Violence erupts at Syrian camp for ISIS families, leaving a child dead

February 10, 2022 10:27 am

The violence at Al Hol erupted at a time of escalating tensions in this region between the area’s dominant military power, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF, and resurgent Islamic State militants.

US strike framed to spare civilians after mounting criticism

February 04, 2022 11:15 am

Dozens of US commandoes landed outside Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi's Syrian hideout and warned people in nearby homes to stay inside, US officials said. As one of their first moves, they called out to families living inside the same building as al-Qurayshi. By the time the operation ended, the officials said, 10 civilians had been led to safety.

‘Those who remain will die’: Neighbors recall night of fear in Syria raid

February 04, 2022 11:08 am

For the families who lived near the site of IS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Qurayshi's final stand, on the outskirts of the town of Atmeh, near Syria’s border with Turkey, the raid made for a night of surprise and terror.

13 civilians, including 6 children, killed following US raid in Syria

February 03, 2022 2:35 pm

US special operations forces have conducted a large-scale counterterrorism raid in northwestern Syria, in what the Pentagon said was a "successful mission."

South Korea qualifies for World Cup; costly draw for Aussies

February 02, 2022 1:04 pm

Minamino's goal from close range after 31 minutes was created by Junya Ito. The Belgian-based winger then added the second soon after the restart with a fierce shot from the edge of the area to seal a first defeat for the Saudis in the group.


See photos: Syrians vote in election certain to give Assad new mandate

May 26, 2021 9:15 pm

The 2021 Presidential election will be the ninth presidential election in the Syrian Arab Republic. The last presidential election was held on July 31, 2016.

Inside the prisons where remnants of Islamic State are held in limbo

February 19, 2020 12:51 pm

Conditions in the prison near Hasaka, which used to be a school before being transformed to cope with the influx of captives, were markedly worse than those at the central jail.

Ten days on the Turkish border with Syria

October 23, 2019 7:07 am

According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, 44 civilians were killed and 171 wounded since the attack began on Oct. 9. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human puts the death toll higher, saying 86 people have been killed, including 21 children.

Turkey begins offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

October 11, 2019 9:44 am

At least seven civilians and three members of the Kurdish-led force known as the Syrian Democratic Forces were killed in the Turkish bombardment, Kurdish activists and a Syria war monitor said.

Refugee women find relief in Greece soccer

July 11, 2019 6:58 am

The United Nations Refugee Agency, known as the UNHCR, says there were 76,100 pending asylum claims in Greece at the end of 2018, in a report prepared for World Refugee Day on Thursday.

Battle for Islamic State's last enclave

March 08, 2019 7:57 am

With the militants besieged on three sides by the SDF and civilians continuing to leave the pocket, a military defeat of the IS fighters seemed inevitable, though it wasn't clear how many fighters remained in Baghouz

Trump move to pull US troops from Syria opens way to turmoil

December 21, 2018 2:10 pm

Trump's declaration of victory was far from unanimous, and officials said U.S. defense and military leaders were trying to dissuade him from ordering the withdrawal right up until the last minute.

With little aid, Syria's Raqqa struggles to revive schools

November 28, 2018 6:50 am

More than a year since the United States and its allies defeated Islamic State at Raqqa, many of the city’s schools still look like battlefields with buildings left lying in rubble and playgrounds dotted with wrecked cars

Defining pictures of 2016: From Syria civil war to US elections, a glimpse into the year that was

December 15, 2016 5:35 pm

From the migrant crisis to the civil war in Syria and the US elections, here is a collection of some of the best moments in 2016.


The doctor who became an enemy of the Syrian regime

June 22, 2020 6:17 pm

Since the beginning of Syria’s civil war, the Bashar Al-Assad government has targeted and killed hundreds of medical workers. Many have fled. This is the story of one doctor, Mohammed al-Bardan, who did not.

Hopes and fears for the Syria ceasefire

February 23, 2016 5:58 pm